How can you change the world if you don’t understand it? Participating in a global experience is a requirement — and a highlight — of the Stanford MBA Program. Gain a rich perspective of global management issues, and experience life-changing insights, as you take part in these exciting global opportunities.
Global Management Immersion Experience
GMIX provides you with an immersive way to understand the culture, business environment, and social norms of a country that is new to you. You’ll spend at least four weeks during the summer working on projects for a sponsoring organization in an industry such as consumer products, international development, energy, finance, health care, media and entertainment, technology, and telecommunications. You can apply for projects the school sources or develop a unique GMIX focused on your specific interests.
Global Study Trips
Spend eight to 10 days in an intensive group-learning experience run by student leaders. Through global study trips, you will gain the skills needed to critically examine a challenging global issue by meeting a variety of stakeholders (CEOs, small-business owners, young professionals, government officials, and entrepreneurs) to understand their wide range of perspectives. Global study trips foster a unique learning community of 20 to 30 students and a faculty member through formal and informal learning, including pre-trip meetings, on-the-ground activities, and discussions and reflection before, during, and after the trip.
Recent global study trips have explored the role of sports in economic development (UK, Greece, and Switzerland), value creation in resource-constrained economies (Hong Kong, Singapore, and Macau), and movement in the global value chain (Ghana and Togo).
Stanford-Tsinghua Exchange Program
During STEP, you’ll enroll in a Stanford GSB course and collaborate with MBA students from Tsinghua University in China on academic projects of mutual interest. You’ll also spend nine days in Beijing participating in a variety of academic, business, and cultural activities. Then, you’ll host Tsinghua students when they visit Stanford GSB for a reciprocal experience.
This exchange program between Stanford GSB and the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management will help you develop a deeper, more nuanced understanding of doing business in China, as well as China’s role in the global economy.
Interested in creating your own global internship? Or perhaps you want to develop an independent study course with a Stanford GSB faculty member? We provide the support you need to create an individualized global experience that fulfills your academic and career goals.
Due to the global health pandemic, we are adjusting our programming as circumstances evolve.